She was born in Senegal, but moved to the European country Belgium. This country hosts three different languages: Dutch, French and German. Her real name is Mariètou Mbaye Biléoma, but she took the pen-name of Ken Bugul. Her books have been translated form French into English. At the time of the interviw she lived … Continue reading confessions. an interview with ken bugul
These are the days that we look back to the days that famous books were written by African writers. At the time we did not know these books would be famous and be listed in the canon of African literature. Maybe these books were even written before we were born. One of these books was … Continue reading ngugi to be feted on 50th anniversary
He came to the capital city of Kenya to talk about trees, trees in all sort and shapes and meanings. A tree for a chief to set down with people of the village, a tree that shadows his surroundings, a tree that a family builds, a tree that smells like a poem. A tree that … Continue reading the day wole soyinka held us all in a spell
I only read one book by Boualem Sansal and I was impressed. Het wrote another book, on a village in the back of Algeria with a former SS-officer, who turned muslim. Later on in life his two sons find out who their father really was. Read this interview with the writer.
Earlier today I wondered why I should be reading the books by Wilbur Smith. Now there is an interview with the prolific author and he seems to be one of the richest writers in the world. Richness does not seem to be a reason to me to read someone’s books. Let me first read the … Continue reading wilbur smith interviewed
I have to admit. His books do not adorn my shelves. I had a few titles, but a few years ago I passed them on to someone else. I had not read them. I am not sure why I did not read them. Wilbur Smith is a prolific writer who sold millions of copies of … Continue reading when the lion feeds